Tag: Art and Design

OpenFest at Barbican from Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 March 2018

Barbican OpenFest is taking over the Centre and surrounding venues and a great place to get orientated and start your day is Level G of the Barbican Centre. There will be activities, events, pop up performances, free exhibitions and talks. πŸŽ‰ 🎨 🎢

Take the whole family for a fun day out. You’ll find activities and workshops to keep everyone entertained and learning something new while adventuring around the centre and beyond.

Barbican OpenFest is a Culture Mile event in collaboration with The City of London Corporation, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London. Culture Mile is a destination for culture and creativity in the heart of London’s financial district, bringing the area to life with imaginative collaborations and exciting events.

Lots of the festival is free and drop-in, but there are some events that need to be booked in advance. Plan in advance to find events and activities, both free and paid.


Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 11am-8pm

Find events, free and paid. Book online.

Red Star Over Russia: A revolution in visual culture 1905-55 at Tate Modern until 18 February 2018

A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.

The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.

This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.


Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm

Β£11.30 book online

London Art Fair at Business Design Centre until 21 January 2018

Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ πŸ–Ό

Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today.

The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality Modern British and contemporary work from leading global names.

Sitting alongside the main Fair will be specially curated contemporary spaces Art Projects and Photo50, featuring the next generation of artists and collectives.


Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 7.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Around Β£15 book online and get 30% discount compared to buying at the venue!

Satanic Flea Market – Anti Christmas Fayr at Bethnal Green Working Mens Club on Sunday 10 December 2017

It’s that time of the year, when Krampus returns to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been really bad. Prepare yourself, we have everything you need! From curses, spells, witchy clothing, bespoke Satanic artifacts and collectibles, demonic handicrafts, artworks, protective amulets and bones. There is something for all misbehaving creatures! πŸŽ„ ☠️ 😈

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  • Original art, posters and prints
  • Witchy Vintage Fashions & accessories
  • Comix and Zines
  • Occult books
  • Human Remains
  • Vinyl records
  • Tarot cards and Tarot Readings
  • VHS tapes and DVDs
  • Ceramics and voodoo bottles
  • Badges and accessories
  • Bric-A-Brac
  • Toys
  • And more!


12pm – 6pm

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

Β£4 entry

London Illustration Fair at OXO Tower Wharf until Sunday 3 December 2017

An annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment.

The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to meet face to face with favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators.

There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and gifts for under ten pounds. πŸ€‘


OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

Thu 6pm-9pm
Fri 11am-8pm
Sat 11am-8pm
Sun 11am-6pm

From Β£8 book online

Free Range @ The Old Truman Brewery / until 14th July 2014

Free Range 2014 LogoTIME AND PLACE:

Fri–Sun 10:00-19:00 Mon 10:00-16:00
Private views Thu 18:00-22:00

@ The Old Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR


Over a hundred creative industry courses and 3,000 students exhibit their work overΒ five disciplines: design, fashion, photography, art and design and interiors and architecture.

30th May-2nd June and 6th-9th June

Fashion (invitation only, request tickets)
5th-9th June

13th-16th June and 20th-23rd June

Art and design
27-30th June and 4th-7th July

Interiors and architecture
11th-14th July

Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery @ Design Museum / until 3rd March 2013


Doors: 10:00 – 17:45

@ Design Museum, 28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Entry: Β£12 book online


The Design Museum’s exhibition celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design. The show examines what we value and regard as precious, bypassing traditional perceptions in favour of the radical experiments of jewellers from the 1970s onwards who, making use of new processes, questioned the relevance of precious materials and shifted the role of preciousness from financial value to personal association. Themes include ‘Worn Out’, which celebrates the experience of wearing jewellery, and ‘Linking Links’, which looks at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery. Exhibitors include Wendy Ramshaw, who is known for her complex geometric designs, and Hans Stofer, who trained in precision engineering and produces intricate wire form jewellery.

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